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Bylaw For Liquor Bans

Bylaw for liquor bans
August 11, 2004

North Shore City Council has given the go-ahead for a bylaw that would allow it to put either one-off or permanent liquor bans in place.

The Control of Liquor Consumption Bylaw was also supported by the public - particularly those keen to see a ban at Rothesay Bay beach and reserve.

The decision was made by the council's works and environment committee yesterday.

Committee chairperson, Joel Cayford, says of the 45 submissions received during the consultation period, 44 were in support.

"This way we can ensure public safety in places where it becomes apparent there is a need to prevent people from drinking," says Councillor Cayford.

Many of the submissions suggested a liquor ban during the hours of darkness around Rothesay Bay beach and reserve.

There has been a history of youths drinking liquor there and associated problems such as speeding cars, bad language, broken glass and litter.

This area and other specific locations will be able to be considered for liquor bans now that the bylaw is in place.

Previously, liquor bans for special events could be placed under the Local Government Act 1974, which was repealed.

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